I was sitting down with a nice cup of coffee and decided to read Esther again. I was stopped halfway through chapter one…at the point where King Xerxes is fuming with Vashti and is asking his advisors about what to do. It lists the names of his advisors and then a certain little phrase caught my eye… “special access.” Those men had special access to the king.
Of course, God took off with that beautiful phrase in my time with Him. Esther had special access to the king, because he loved her deeply. We have special access to the King of Kings because of His deep, passionate, unwavering, never ending, solid as a rock love for us. We actually have a full access pass to God because of the sacrifice Jesus made for us, but do we use that pass?
It was given so we’d take advantage of it and enter in constantly- remember God desires relationship. Yet, our fear, not our sin, our fear of our sin keeps us outside the inner court fretting about what He will say to us. Better yet, we stand outside His throne room and try desperately to straighten ourselves out, clean ourselves off, fix anything wrong with us before we go in…and we end up in the outer hallway all our lives instead of where we belong…in His presence.
I encourage you today to bask in His presence, He loves you and your issues don’t bother Him. Nothing is too hard for Him and as we come to a greater understanding of His love for us…those things fade away, the healing comes, and we no longer walk in anything that is less than His great plan for us. His presence has the power to do that.
Time to use the full access pass, you’ll enjoy all the benefits.